Deceivingly Delicious Curried Cabbage Soup

You may be put off by the name of this, but don’t be. It is delicious, it’s a vegetable soup with a main component of cabbage. The spices and flavours of the other ingredients all blend well to create this delicious cabbage soup.

I came up with this soup after eating a similar version while visiting my parents. My mother named it ‘leftover soup’, as it was a concoction of all the vegetables going a little west in her fridge. I was dubious at first, but once I tasted it, I fell in love with the flavour and tried my best to recreate it at home, with a slight Firstooth twist.

Cabbage soup is really simple to make, is a great way to use up vegetables and is also a very thrifty dish. If you have plenty of leftovers, then this cabbage soup can be frozen or kept in the fridge for a few days.

Serves 6

Ingredients cabbage soup

  • 2 Onions Peeled and Sliced

  • 1 Large Cabbage (of your choice) Shredded

  • 1 Head of Broccoli Chopped into Florets (around 100g)

  • 2 Carrots Peeled and Sliced

  • 1 Red Chili Deseeded and Sliced

  • 3 Sticks of Celery Sliced

  • 2 Large Potatoes (Part-Boiled) Peeled and Chopped

  • 1 tbsp Curry Powder

  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds

  • 2 tsp Turmeric

  • 1 litre Vegetable Stock

Cabbage Soup


  • Heat a little oil in a large pan and add the onion. Fry for a few minutes until the onion slices begin to soften.

  • Add the remaining vegetables and fry together fur a further 8 minutes. Once the vegetables have softened slightly, add the spices. Stir the spices into the vegetable mixture to help them absorb the flavour. Continue to stir for 5 minutes, before adding the stock.

  • Once the stock has been added, bring the pan to a boil and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, making sure the vegetables are lovely and tender.

  • Once the soup is ready, you can either serve as it is, a nice chunky soup, or blend together to make it thick and creamy. Don’t forget, season to taste.

Cabbage Soup

This soup is not only a brilliant family meal, packed with essential vitamins and nutrients, but because of it’s low calorific content, it makes for a great meal while sticking to a diet.

This soup tastes best with a deliciously crunchy, warm and buttered baguette. Enjoy!

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